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How to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages

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By now you’ve dug out your Christmas sweater, hung your stockings by the chimney, and are getting in the holiday mood by humming Christmas carols all day long.

What better way to celebrate one of the world’s most international holidays than to learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages?

Here’s how to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages:

How to say…“Merry Christmas” in other languages
Merry Christmas in GermanFrohe Weihnachten
Merry Christmas in SwedishGod Jul
Merry Christmas in Chinese聖誕快樂 (Shèngdàn jié kuàilè)
Merry Christmas in Japaneseメリークリスマス (Merīkurisumasu)
Merry Christmas in SpanishFeliz Navidad
Merry Christmas in ItalianBuon Natale
Merry Christmas in FrenchJoyeux Noël
Merry Christmas in DutchVrolijk kerstfeest
Merry Christmas in VietnameseGiáng Sinh vui vẻ
Merry Christmas in CzechVeselé Vánoce
Merry Christmas in PortugueseFeliz Natal
Merry Christmas in Korean메리크리스마스 (Meli keuliseumaseu)
Merry Christmas in PolishWesołych Świąt
Merry Christmas in RussianС рождеством!
Merry Christmas in FinnishHyvää joulua
Merry Christmas in SwahiliKrismasi Njema
Merry Christmas in Arabicعَيد ميلاد مَجيد (ʿīd mīlād majīd)

 

For the language buffs among you a few fun facts: The Latin root of the English word “nativity” can be found in all the Romance languages. You can also find the roots of the English “yuletide” in the Swedish version!

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